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time to mourn before speaking out. the nra pledges to make sure this never happens again and it is going to hold a news conference on friday. >>> dick's sporting goods stopped selling assault weapons and wal-mart pulled the bush master assault rifle, the gun used in newtown. other gun dealers are seeing a surge in sales. >> reporter: assault rifles are flying off the shelves here. more than three million americans own an ar-15, the most popular assault rifle. >> people shoot for sport, most of the people that come in here. it's a fun gun to shoot. >> reporter: the ar-15 is the civilian version of the m-16 used by the military and it's the gun of choice in movies and video. it's also been used in some of the worst mass shoes shootings in history. last week a man used one to kill two people at a shopping mall in portland, oregon. in july it was used in the movie theater massacrein colorado. but friday's slaying at sandy hook elementary led to serious talk of a ban on the assault rifle. >> every time a tragedy happens, they bring it up again, but hopefully common sense will
people marched to the nra's headquarters with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and praying and crying for victims of violent crimes and i want to do something. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: but mid-march they hear this, arm the teachers, arm the principal, the man is saying. three days after the second worst school shooting in american history, the debate over gun control rages on the sidewalk right outside the offices of the largest gun rights lobbying group in the country. >> perhaps the answer is to allow teachers and principals and other people to defend themselves. >> i can't believe that more guns for everyone is a solution. >> we'll be back. >> it's just unacceptable when you see these faces. shame on all of us in we're not doing something about it. >> reporter: in washington, kristin fisher, 9 news. >>> topper has the first look at forecast. >> we are looking at a dense fog advisory, expanded to include the entire metro area. temperatures are still pretty mild. we've been lucky so far. 53 downtown. 48 in g
our children, nra! >> reporter: they are protesting, they are loud. >> ban assault weapons, congress! >> reporter: and they want what they call the gun show loophole closed where they say guns can be sold to anyone without a background check, although people on line say that's not true. code pink calls themselves a women initiated grass roots peace movement. we saw at least one verbal showdown. >> you ever heard of the second amend ?ent. >> the second amendment and the supreme court made it abundantly clear there's nothing consistent with the right to bear arms and banning assault weapons. >> reporter: he didn't want to give us his last name but a gun owner did share his thoughts. >> there are definitely things that can be done to strengthen gun laws. but outright banning the sale of certain weapons is not going to solve any problems. those weapons are still on the street. what you want to do is keep them out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: that gun show started today. it goes for the next couple of days. as you can see it is a pretty big event. in chantilly, virginia, debra
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